All They Can Be

This year we honor four Army veterans, one Marine, and one Coast Guard. So we’ll add as an extension of the title: Semper Fidelus | Semper Paratus  Today, we thank the men and women of the United States armed forces who have served to protect our country and defend our freedom.  In a single trip…

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On the 11th day of the 11th month

Did you know that this Veterans Day marks the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War? Tragically, the phrase “the war to end all wars” did not prove to be correct. And as we all wish, hope, and pray for peace, let us also take a moment to thank those who serve…

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Service: more than a cornerstone

2017 Veterans

At Holiday World, we have four cornerstones: Safety, Service, Cleanliness, and Friendliness. Today, we’re thinking about one of those cornerstones just a bit differently. Service. More specifically, we wanted to take a moment to honor those on our staff who have served in the military. Continuing with a tradition here at the park, it was…

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Heroes among us

Our Veterans gathered this week for a group photo by the Santa statue. “Hands by your sides, please, fellas.” They complied with a stunning swiftness. But of course. They’re military. This year’s photo is missing one of our Veterans, a maintenance technician – she’s off-site right now with the Army National Guard. We’ll catch you…

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Honoring our Veterans

Jim Yellig

The eleventh day of the eleventh month. Veterans Day. Time to say thank you. To people my parents’ age, my own age, my son’s age. Each has a story. Some choose to talk about their military days, others don’t. Mrs. Koch likes to tell the story about her dad. This is a photo of him….

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A call from Afghanistan

It’s not often we get a phone call from Afghanistan, but a very special one came today. Joe Yeager is stationed there. He was supposed to be home by now, but there was a delay. And today is his wedding anniversary. Joe had plans to bring his family to Holiday World to celebrate. His question:…

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